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Old 05-03-2007, 07:23 PM
..any word on whatt the final budget will be after all the advertising costs?
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:39 PM
$275 million....

$150 million for filming...

$100 million for CGI/post production

$25 million for marketing....



oh and i heard ya want new pics:




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Old 05-03-2007, 09:46 PM
I forgot to post all of them, theres a nice one of Sam and the spark and Sam with Frenzy.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:18 PM
Any chance of getting thoses two photos in a bigger format mate?
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:45 AM
Sup Fellas..

Just saw this at Seibertron.com...

Guess we might be getting lips after all...

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Old 05-04-2007, 10:56 AM
..is that Prime?

I think so, but the lack fo red is throwing me.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:59 AM
It has to be...

Looks like he is getting his ass handed to him..

Where is Jetfire when you need him.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:04 AM
..Jetfire? He looks like he needs him some Omega Supreme!

Side note- those giant pictures are killing me when i enter this page.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by viking
Any chance of getting thoses two photos in a bigger format mate?
exactly, in future links wud do fine
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:33 PM
you aint seen nothin yet...

check michael bay's myspace page...tons of newpics


and also megan fox's fansite:


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Bay: ok guys i want you to get on top of bumble bee and start making out .....yea like that like that...

Frenzy: hey sam sam, i wanna tell u a secret!!!

Sam: Yo Frenzy ur madd close dogg...back up...im not gay...or into robots either...im straight, and i like humans...

Bay directing shia and megan...
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:37 PM
ahhhhhhhhhh, my screen

can't wait for this, looks amazing
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:58 AM

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:27 PM
new michael bay LA Times interview:


LINK: http://www.michaelbay.com/press/arti...s_2007_05.html

He's not toying around


By John Horn
Times Staff Writer

May 6, 2007

THE "Transformers" concept is simple: In the blink of an eye, some innocuous thing — a car, for instance — morphs into an alien-whupping killing machine.

Director Michael Bay has undergone his own transformation, and while it's hardly as dramatic as what happens in his new movie, his turnabout does suggest that he is about to have a much sunnier summer than his last time around.

When Bay was previously putting the finishing touches on a summer movie, he wasn't having that grand a time. The year was 2005 and the movie was "The Island." Bay was battling with DreamWorks over the movie's advertising campaign, but the ads were only a part of the problem. Moviegoers didn't seem to know what the movie's title meant (there's no island in "The Island") and the $125-million anti-utopian drama was opening on the heels of three box-office hits: "Wedding Crashers," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Fantastic Four."

"The Island" was routed. It sold just $35.8 million worth of tickets in its entire domestic release, and while "The Island" performed better overseas — grossing more than $124 million — it was Bay's first flop. After an uninterrupted run of solid and whopper hits ("Bad Boys," "The Rock," "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor" and "Bad Boys II"), Bay's winning streak was in tatters.

Still, he went back to work three weeks after "The Island" opened and closed. Rather than make a smaller, more personal movie as he has long talked about, he jumped into another huge and challenging summer movie, with two of the same screenwriters — Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci — who penned "The Island," and he was returning to DreamWorks, the same studio behind "The Island" (and which is now owned by Paramount Pictures).

Bay didn't have a screenplay or a cast, but a July 4 release date had already been set and it was looming. He wasn't all that familiar with Hasbro's Transformers toys. And he knew he'd be following massive sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Spider-Man" and "Shrek."

But Bay believed he could make a "Transformers" movie work. "I just thought," he said, "it could be something new and different that I could do well."

It was a certainty he didn't always feel.


"WHY should I do this movie?" Bay found himself asking, not once or even twice. He asked it repeatedly, both of himself and his collaborators: Kurtzman and Orci, and producers Steven Spielberg (who came up with the idea to make the film) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

"My friends would say, 'Why are you doing that movie? Is it animation? Is it a cartoon?' They didn't get it," Bay said. (The toy line previously anchored a 1984 animated TV series and a 1986 animated movie.) But the more time Bay spent with the toys — he even attended Hasbro's Transformers school — the more the movie's themes coalesced.

Bay, with a sometimes feared reputation for being demanding, always envisioned "Transformers" not as a toy movie but as a live-action spectacle loaded with visual effects. Yet he wasn't as certain about the film's narrative and emotional hook. "Our take on it was it's about a kid finding his adulthood through his first car," Kurtzman said.

That kid is Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and the car his dad (Kevin Dunn) buys him is a 1977 Camaro. Like many machines in the film, the car leads a double life. When an alien Transformer attacks a U.S. military base in Qatar, an intergalactic war between the good Autobots and not-so-nice Decepticons is launched. Before long, Witwicky and what his car turns into are drawn into an epic battle.

The robots are of course fantastic, but the warfare is very real; the U.S. government supplied planes and assistance to the production. "If you are fighting alien robots, you need the American military helping out," Bay says.

Di Bonaventura says even with that straightforward story line, Bay faced another challenge. Was "Transformers" going to be serious? Funny? Or both? "The hardest thing to do with a franchise is to find the tone," he says. As a rough cut showed, the film alternates between PG-13 action and old-fashioned, Americana humor more reminiscent of a Spielberg movie.

From the beginning, the producer says, Bay had strong ideas and wasn't any less opinionated because of "The Island's" performance. "You don't want filmmakers second-guessing each decision they make," Di Bonaventura says. "I think people will be surprised by the movie. There is a spectacular amount of heart and humor in it."

The studio likes what it has seen and is already developing a "Transformers" sequel script.

Through it all, obsessed fans watched the production closely. Bay says someone even hacked into his home computer to try to steal the "Transformers" script. While the director did share some production details with enthusiasts, he also used his blog (www.michaelbay.com/blog/newsblog.html) to snipe at some Web critics. "This is by far the most action I have ever put into a movie — I have 12 huge set pieces," he wrote in one posting. "Boy, I get tired of these lame crybabies on the Net."


STILL, Bay's mood working on "Transformers" was measurably brighter than it had been just before the release of "The Island" in 2005. With the opening just a few weeks away, the director knew that film was in trouble. As he finished an "Island" color-timing session with an editor, Bay seemed exhausted, eager for the whole experience to be over.

In the back of his mind he knew the film wasn't going to be a blockbuster, but he still hoped it might somehow crawl past $100 million in domestic theaters. A conference room at Bay's Santa Monica offices was filled with Transformer toys, those robotic-looking action figures that can twist and turn into new configurations — cars, rockets, weapons — but back in 2005, they were hardly his priority.

Two years later, the mood at his offices was much more upbeat. Sure, Bay was a little worried that the most recent horror movie made under his Platinum Dunes genre label, "The Hitcher," had sold a fraction of the tickets sold by the label's earlier remakes, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror" ("We're trying to figure out where that business is going"). Yet production was picking up at Digital Domain, the special-effects house Bay and investment firm Wyndcrest Holdings purchased a year ago.

Bay had some work left to do on the $145-million "Transformers" and was awaiting the completion of several special effects shots. The studio wanted him to cut the film's running time by a few minutes and Bay wanted to tweak its ending, but most of the hard labor was behind him. He had just screened 28 minutes of it to an enthusiastic audience of theater owners in Las Vegas. In a few days, he would travel to Phoenix for another test screening, where the film scored even better than "Armageddon."

The director says he spent no time at all ruminating over any possible lessons "The Island" could have taught him. "You know, I think the movie works," he said. "But I never thought it was going to be a smash. On 'Armageddon,' I had a feeling — a gut feeling — that there was something big."

His enthusiasm for "Transformers" is more tempered. Bay realizes his latest film is no easy sell, particularly since it's one of the few non-sequels to hit the screen this season.

"We are still the underdogs," Bay says. "Big time."
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:28 PM
I think those pics are way too big.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:13 PM
new megan fox interview...

LINK: www.megan-fox.net
(cool site, tons of NEW transformers photos and a little video avatar of Prime speaking and some cool transformers countdown stuff...i like this site better than her offical one, www.megansafox.com, which is just pictures of her with brian and modeling photos of her and stuff)

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Interview by Matt Diehl
Matt: Michael Bay is known as a task-master. What did he put you through during the making of your new film transformers?
Megan Fox: Almost everything I did on transformers was a whole new experience. We did most of our own stunts. There's no pretending ,really, with mike.
Matt: Does that help with your performance?
Megan Fox: Well, when you're actually hurt in a scene, it gives you the motivation to deliver that frightful thing Michael likes to see in his films, because you're actually scared to death. For one scene I had to bust through a car window, but it was real glass and I cut my knuckles open; I had to actually step up and be the tough chick my character is supposed to be.
Matt: You grew up in Tennessee. Would you consider yourself a classic southern girl?
Megan Fox: It depends on your definition. I think my mom's the classic southern girl-type. She's very domestic, whereas I kind of live like a frat boy.
Matt: I understand that you have some tattoos. What do you like about tattooing?
Megan Fox: It's an expression. And I don't have any fears of getting a piece of artwork done, because it's becoming so easy to get them removed.
Matt: Have you had any tattoos removed?
Megan Fox: Not yet. I'm actually going to have one removed to make space for a new one.
Matt: How do you feel about pain?
Megan Fox: I can compare it to when you're a kid and you used to twist out your teeth when they were loose: It hurts, but it also felt awesome.
Matt: You're already worked with the Olsen twins and Lindsay Lohan. Have you learned anything from watching their trials and tribulations?
Megan Fox: I should have, but I have always been someone who needs to make her own mistakes.
Matt: You could always just go to rehab now and get over it with.
Megan Fox: [laughs] I plan on never having to go to rehab. That's my goal.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:14 PM
LINK: www.megan-fox.net

Forget about the Decepticons, says Megan Fox, the appropriately named human star of the upcoming big-budget blow-out version of every boy's favorite toy line, "Transformers." You want to be intimidated? Shoot a movie with "Transformers" director Michael Bay.

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"Michael is infamous for a reason," Fox says. "He has an ominous presence. Everyone is terrified of him. He commands frightened respect. But once you get to know him, most of the things that people take offense to are actually just aspects of his sense of humor."

When asked for an example of Bay's brand of on-set comedy, Fox demurs.

"He could do whatever he wanted in the editing room ๑ or never hire me again," Fox says, laughing. "I don't have anything bad to say. I grew to like the guy!"

As for the on-screen terror, "Transformers" has "Disturbia's" Shia LaBeouf and the mini-skirted Fox caught in the middle of a battle between dueling, shape-shifting alien races ๑ the heroic Autobots and the aforementioned Decepticons. The stakes? Oh, just the future of humanity.

"Transformers" gives Bay ("Pearl Harbor," "Armageddon") the chance to riff on his two primary obsessions ๑ fast cars and spectacular explosions (sometimes involving fast cars).

LaBeouf's teenager becomes involved in the robot war after he learns that the car he just bought ๑ his first, a souped-up Camaro ๑ is, in fact, a Transformer named Bumblebee.

Given the multiple generations of boys who have played with Transformers toys since their 1984 debut, interest and expectations for the movie are high, much to Bay's apparent irritation. He recently posted a message on the movie's official message board forum, decrying rumors surrounding his film.

"They talk about just 20 minutes of action at the end ๑ yeah right," Bay writes. "This is by far the most action I have ever put into a movie ๑ I have 12 huge set pieces. Boy I get tired of these lame cry babies on the net."

Another example of Bay's "humor"?

"You don't want to get on his bad side," Fox says.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:22 PM

Link: http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/newsblog.html

"Nelson here.

A little update: I just spoke to Bay and he's just putting the finishing touches of the new Transformers theatrical trailer.

It will be attached to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

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This was what i speculated from the beginning and no one listened. I mean think about it. the "announcement" teaser, the mars rover crappy thing, ran with the Pirates 2 last July 2006....and remember Bruckheimer produces these pirates films. Him and Bay are boys and go waaay back. You scratch my back I scratch yours. Makes perfect sense the next trailer would run with Pirates 3. Late May sometime right? May 25? Alright BABY! I'm there.... my girlfriend wanted to see pirates 3 and i was like HELLL NO, now im like..HELL YEA!
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:19 PM

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Old 05-06-2007, 09:52 AM
Any word on when it will hit the net?
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:56 AM
Anyone wanna take guesses on how long this will be?

I say 145 minutes.
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by therealjohng
Anyone wanna take guesses on how long this will be?

I say 145 minutes.
I say about 165.
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:05 PM
trailer hits the net may 17...in theaters may 18 with shrek 3....
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:06 PM
New pics from the movie..some kinda blurry, but you can see more of blackouts legs and body...and some other shots from the film...

LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16661176@N00/

this is from josh duhamel's interview today promoting Transformers where they showed a whole 5 minute clip of the film during the blackout attack scene with tons of new footage. it should hopefully be on youtube soon. I'll be on it...
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:23 PM
new poster from Impawards

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Old 05-07-2007, 06:07 PM
anyone know how the transformers came to be in the comics /cartoon.as they`re robots so i`m guessing the 1st tranformers were made by people or aliens?.

and on they`re planet did they transform into anything? or is it just on earth they do that to hide themselves?

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:31 PM
Wow yorrick you asked a good question but it's answer might not be so clear to you I will try my best.
Originally quoted by yorrick brown
anyone know how the transformers came to be in the comics /cartoon.as they`re robots so i`m guessing the 1st tranformers were made by people or aliens?.
Well here's the cartoon explaination:

and here's the comic:
From Primus, in Transformers#74: Every planet, whole galaxies, even the stuff of space itself -- gone, destroyed... consumed! Leaving only -- the void! Cocooned in absolute nothingness, the force that you now knnow as Unicron slumbered, its terible hunger and lust for destruction finally appeased! But Unicron had not been thorough, and tiny cosmic fragments of the old realms that had escaped the purge reacted with each other. The resultant explosion triggered a chain reaction that led -- over countless trillions of your years -- to the creation of the universe as you know it today! Its sentient core, alert now to the threat posed by Unicron, created a guardian, a Yin to Unicron's Yang. It called its child Primus!

Unicron awoke to find new life teeming around him once more. He did not question why -- he simply began to destroy it over again. Destoyer and Guardian met in a conflict so mighty, the very life Primus sought to protect was being wiped out! The savage irony of this was not lost on either combatant! Primus realized his only chance was to trick Unicron and -- at the cost of his own freedom -- managed to imprison their life essences in barren metal asteroids!

Eons passed, until finally Unicron discovered he could psionically shape his metal prison. Able to transform between robot and planet, Unicron continued his orgy of destruction! Primus, aware of Unicron's escape through the mental link they shared, also shaped his prison... into the planet on which you now stand... Cybertron! He populated it with beings designed to mimic Unicron's transformation abilitites, arming them with a genetic matrix formed with his own life essence! They are the last line of defense against Unicron -- they are you. They are [the] Transformers.
Originally quoted by yorrick brown:
and on they`re planet did they transform into anything? or is it just on earth they do that to hide themselves?
Yorrick if you ever get a chance to youtube the first episode of the original transformers series. It shows in the first episode how they struggle to get energy and it features Wheeljack and Bumblebee and they transform into cybertonian vehicles. They look like ufo-hovercraft futuristic type things. The decepticon jets were some weird looking triangle spaceships.

The reason why they look like our vehicles when they got here is because teletran-1 the autobot ship's computer scans whatever planet that they land on for the dominant life form so that they can be formatted to resemble them and move about freely and blend in. It was said that Teletran didn't read or recognize organic life-forms so Teletran-1 scanned and recognized all of the cars on the road all over the world and thought that the automobiles are the dominanat life-forms.

Hope that helped!
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:32 PM

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Old 05-07-2007, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Addicted2Bayhem

more robot footage, less human footage please.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:12 PM
Blackout > military camp.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:11 AM
k quick question...is frenzy the one whos supposed to be the purple tape that his arms change to those boulder things that made the ground shake and make it seem like its an earthquake?...because the pics ive seen of frenzy doesnt look like the frenzy from the cartoons if it is who i think it is..but then again i may be wrong...
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:42 AM
ffiuu the cut is very different from what we ve seen in the trailer last December.
It"s too fast
Anyway ,who said this clip was an ad for HP ? ^^
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:15 AM
thanks for the answer big boss.i`m gonna have a look on youtube now
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by pablo_super1!
new poster from Impawards

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Old 05-08-2007, 08:01 PM
You're welcome yorrick! The transformers have an interesting but complex history.

That poster is very cool. Got to pick one up!
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Addicted2Bayhem

Not since you initially graced us, actually.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by Addicted2Bayhem

Wow, that guy has DEAD tattooed on his forehead. Got to love it when Bay spreads the cheese this thick, but I just hope this movie isn’t filled with too many of these moments.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:08 AM
QUOTE]Wow, that guy has DEAD tattooed on his forehead. Got to love it when Bay spreads the cheese this thick, but I just hope this movie isn’t filled with too many of these moments.[/QUOTE]

I donn't get it.... Whats so cheesy about this clip?[
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:33 AM
yeah that's a kickass poster!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:08 PM
Film length

Yo Bayhem, you seem to have all the insider info, or are at least ahead of the game as far as news for the flick goes, so how long do you think TRANSFORMERS run time will be? I read the original script and it came out to be 112 pages long. You never know how things will change between now and then, but my guess would be about 150 minutes judging from all the cramming they have to do. I hope it's longer and doesn't feel too rushed. Definately pumped for this one, it's gonna be big.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:40 AM
Hey found this website by Krafts Lunchables that has some cool stuff on the transformers like interviews with ILM and also with Megan Fox. Here's some pics of the Transformers Bios you'll find on the site. I took these cause it took me ages to get the website to work.

I think they look pretty cool and there is some info on their skills and abilites as well to read about. Enjoy.

Also here's the link to the website.....


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